Solani - Virginia Flake - 633 100g
Hype is real, damn nice flake.
Please please I hope it gets re-stocked here. Picked up the last tin at my local b&m, it was a few years old. The classic Virginia smell, raisins and dank hay but it's the best Virginia punch in the nose I've ever had. The flake itself is one long unbroken ribbon of flake, folded over itself like taffy and looked fantastic. I chose to rub out my first taste and smoked it in a brigham billiard reserved for virginias. It lit beautifully with no drying time. Burned slow and even. The taste after the char light was so sweet and earthy, fruity hay and molasses. Thick mouth feel when you get it going. I would call it a rich and flavourfull Virginia. If there's perique in this then I'm a tim-bit. You can't taste or feel any perique sadly. 5 stars. If you like Virginia, take off eh. Order something else, it's hard enough to get it for us hosers.
Missouri Meerschaum - The Elf Cobbit
Excellent mud job at the bottom, far better than the heritage line. Buuuuut, mine came straight. Realy wanted a bent, had my heart set on it. Dissapointed but it's still great!
Sutliff - Z89 Creamy Butterscotch
This is an aro? No flavour of ...anything let alone butterscotch. It was like 3p with a splash of sweet? Coworkers said it didn't smell great either. They can do vanilla better than anybody, but not butterscotch. Creamy, ha.
Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation - 1982 Centennial Blend 1.4oz
Superbly balanced aromatic. Not overly sweet tasting, but it is sweet! And the aroma is a 100% crowd pleaser. I was smoking this on a non-smoking jobsite, turned around and the super-intendadant had snuck up in me to catch me red handed. I though I was in deep trouble and he LOVED THE SMELL. Wants me to bring a pipefull everyday and smoke It in the morning while he's conducting the monkeys. Update: this is fighting with Davidoff red mixture for the #1 aromatic in my rotation of baccy. The sTUfF drEAmS ARe MAdE of.
Davidoff - Red Mixture 50g
Not as strong flavoured as the tin note. But still a rich aro. I get a lot of good comments when I smoke on jobsite. Almost has a hint of berry similar to stokk. 1982. Worth every penny.
Sutliff - 150 Mark Twain
Wonderful aroma, yes it's an aromatic but it's not a strong sugary flavour like macB vanilla custard or roll cake. Great va-bur with a topping
Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation - 1931 Flake 3.5oz
I just opened my first tin of this and stuffed a full flake into my Brigham voyager while I was moving into a jar. It's awsome right out of the 1 year old tin. Very flavorful and light.
Bengal Slices - Bengal Slices 1.75oz
Something about it was a bit rough and it ghosted my pipe with the topping. It's not bad but I don't like the topping.
CAO - Eileen's Dream 50g
NOBODY gets a perfect score from me on anything, BUT this is prety close. It's a simply amazing aromatic. Light in public, watch noses lift, watch necks break looking for the source of the smell. Watch them smile at you. And it tastes as good as it smells.
Peterson - My Mixture 965 50g
This is the blend I smell I'm my mind when I think of a strong English. I can't not have a jar of it at all times. A beloved staple standard in my collection. Rich full bodied smoke with all the latakia you need.